BAYERN MUNICH BEATS CHELSEA, WIN 2013 UEFA SUPER CUP   Fantastic Win for Bayern Munich as they Luckily Win Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup Final hours Minutes ago.

Romelu Lukaku missed the decisive spot-kick after Chelsea came within seconds of victory in extra time only for Javi Martinez to take the game to penalties.

Fernando Torres had given Chelsea the lead only for Frank Ribery to level.

Eden Hazard restored Chelsea’s lead despite Ramires being sent off but Martinez and Bayern had the last word.

Bayern Munich beat 10-man Chelsea on penalties to lift the Uefa Super Cup and gain a measure of revenge for their 2012 Champions League final defeat.

#Up Bayern Munich!!!

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MIKEL & VICTOR MOSES MIGHT EXIT CHELSEA SOON – JOSE MOURINHO SPEAKS   Jose Mourinho has hinted that Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi and striker, Victor Moses may be loaned out, to keep the Stamford Bridge side trim and manageable for him.

The Portuguese was quashing rumours that Juan Mata could be departing Chelsea this summer, but admits there will be departures before the end of the transfer window.

“Mata is a player we all like, he is a player we want to keep. We want more quality in the team, not less, Mourinho told The Metro “Juan is not a player we want to lose.

However, question marks have been placed over the futures of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses, after Mourinho revealed players would have to leave the club in order to make way for the incoming Willian.

“The point is not to sell, the point is I want a 22 player squad. Do we need to sell? No we don’t. Do we need to loan? Probably yes, I don’t like to work with a big group of players,”he added.“If somebody is coming, somebody will leave.”

Mikel currently appears the most likely candidate to leave Stamford Bridge, with Galatasaray confirming their summer-long interest with a £10m bid for the Nigerian, while Moses – who joined from Wigan last summer – could be sent out on loan.

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IYANYA SIGNS $350,000 ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH ZINOX COMPUTERS Just as football clubs and players are signing tremendous transfer deals, so it is in the Nigerian music industry with the recent wave of endorsements. Kukere crooner Iyanya yesterday signed a $350,000 (three hundred and fifty thousand dollars) endorsement deal with Zinox Group makers of Nigeria’s first certified branded computers, Zinox Computers.

The one year deal includes; all Zinox computers will come with preloaded Iyanya’s songs and videos. Iyanya will also be the face of Zinox, recording a song for them and appearing on Zinox billboards and TV commercials.

Iyanya got some of the endorsement deal money in cash and guess what, he shared it with the world on instagram page.

BBA NIGERIAN REPRESENTATIVE, BEVERLY OSU HOSPITALIZED

Many do not know, but Nigeria’s Big Brother Africa, BBA, representative in the 2013 edition of the reality show, Beverly Osu has not been feeling well since the last day of the show in South Africa.

As you read this, she has been admitted into a hospital:
According to NET, Beverly was said to have sustained an ankle injury on the finale of the reality show while climbing the stage and I hear the situation was getting more serious than she had thought.

Beverly who returned on Tuesday night was admitted on Wednesday at FaithCity Hospital, Oju Olobun Close, off Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

She is said to be responding to treatment. Fellow housemate Melvin and Uti Nwachukwu were some of the first people to visit her in the hospital.

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ICE PRINCE ACQUIRES N36 MILLION BENTLEY GT COUPE CAR [PICS]

You know what they say, when you’re a big boy, you do only big things!. The Aboki crooner has joined other Bentley owners in Nigeria.

He just acquired the Bentley GT Coupe said to be worth N36million. The car, which is a 2010 model, was not shipped but flown into the country. It landed in Nigeria just yesterday and I heard it cost another N4m to fly the car into the country.

Big congrats to Ice Prince.

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No headway as ASUU battles govt over extra allowances, funding

When the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, embarked on a national strike on July 1, 2013 due to the refusal of Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement it signed with the union which had several components, including adequate funding of education sector, Nigerians feared another long winter for their children forced to return home.
Strike by lecturers in public universities has become a normal trend every two years. The nation is accustomed to disrupted academic sessions that at times linger on for about six months.
To have an uninterrupted academic calendar in the university system is abnormal. So the strike factor is usually built into the calendar. An academic programme scheduled for three or four years, could last for seven years.
The blame for this can rightly be placed at the door step of the Federal Government, fond of breaching negotiated agreements reached with ASUU. There is the question of failed leadership, corruption, show of insincerity and lack of commitment to agreements; knowing that any breach would lead to shutting down of the universities by a frustrated union which feels government is unwilling to develop education in the country. The government is yet to understand that any refusal to honour agreement freely signed without duress tantamounts to a breach of contract, actionable in law.
Already, the public university system is in decadence in all ramifications. Most of the over 30 Federal and 36 State universities are in bad condition. Physical infrastructure for teaching and learning are grossly inadequate, dilapidated and over stretched. The laboratories and workshops are obsolete, poor furnishings, poor power and water supply, outdated equipment, crowded hostels and unhygienic living conditions.
Many of the universities don’t have video conferencing facility, only a fraction have or use interactive white boards. Many are without public address systems in their lecture rooms, while none of the universities had fully automated library resources.

Education Minister, Prof. Ruqayattu Ahmed and ASUU President, Nasir Issa-Fagee
Apart from all these inadequacies, it has been found in a Federal Ministry of Education Report, that many of the universities are grossly understaffed, relying mainly on part-time and visiting lecturers, with several under-qualified academic staff, lacking effective staff development programmes. Recently, the National Universities Commission (NUC) came out with a directive that all university lecturers must possess Ph. D degrees within a given time or lose their appointments. Only about 43% of academic staff in the university system have doctorate degrees, the remaining 57% don’t.
According to the report, there are 37,504 lecturers in public universities, but only 28,128 (about 75%) are engaged on full time basis, the rest 25% are either part-time, visiting, on sabbatical or on contract.
Against this sordid scenario, one can understand the struggle of ASUU to reform and transform public universities to meet with the standards obtainable in other climes.
Our leaders are not ready to embark of this transformation because they are not committed to proper and adequate funding of education of which UNESCO recommended 26% of national budget. But Nigeria allocates less than 10% of her budget to education which is even among the lowest in Africa. Yet this nation can do better.
People in government and politicians are quick to send their children to UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Ukrain, Russia, and even nearby Ghana, Togo, Benin for university education. Because of their ill-gotten wealth, they can patronise expensive private institutions, rather than increase funding to upgrade public schools at home.
Dr. Nasir Fagge, ASUU National President, had explained that the strike was not just to reposition the education sector, particularly the university system, but to salvage our country. He said ASUU was determined to prosecute the strike to its logical conclusion, and that the implementation of the agreement was a cardinal issue that must be accomplished by the union as this would transform the country’s university system. Government offered a paltry N100 billion for infrastructure, and N30 billion for earned allowances, a far cry from N87 billion demanded.
On accepting the offer of N30 billion and going back to class while reaching agreement on when the next installments will be paid, Fagge rejected this, saying, “We had made that mistake before whereby only the salary component of the agreement was singled out and so we can not afford to make such a mistake again. Until the whole agreement is fully implemented, we are not going to call off this strike.”
Over N500 billion is needed for infrastructure upgrade.
President Goodluck Jonathan and other eminent Nigerians had appealed to ASUU to take the N30 billion offer by government and return to classroom.
The union had demanded for N87 billion (not N92 billion) in extra allowances translated as excess work load, high carriage of students per lecturer, responsibility allowance which included supervision of academic projects for final-year students, Masters, Ph.D theses, course advice, administrative duties as heads of departments, deans of faculties, hall masters, etc.
Because of inadequate staffing, the work load had been heavy with one lecturer to 200, or even 300 students.
Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in stating the government position had said the money – N92 billion according to her, which ASUU was demanding (but refuted by the union to be actually N87bn) was not only unrealistic, but also not within the reach of the Federal Government.
Her words at a 2-day conference of Commissioners of Finance and Accountants-General of States Ministries of Finance held in Minna, Niger State. “At present, ASUU wants the government to pay N92 billion in extra allowances when resources are not there and when we are working to integrate past increases in pensions. We need to make choices in this country as we are getting to the stage where recurrent expenditures take the bulk of our resources and people get paid but can do no work.”
Series of deadlock had characterised meetings between ASUU leaders and the Federal Government Team lead by Governor Suswam of Benue State to resolve the crisis and pave way for lecturers to return back to work.
Mr. James Bidemi, a Senior Management staff in a public university, commended the ASUU action which seemed good and appropriate, but cautioned if the dispute is not resolved, it could destroy university education in the country. He called for state of emergency on education.
“Government should meet at least 50% to 60% of ASUU demand, and people will support government in the appeal for the strike to be called off. It’s about an agreement which government was bound to implement and also endeavour to tackle the decaying infrastructure in the university system.” A university teacher, in his reaction, wondered why the Minister of Education failed to capture these earned allowances owed to lecturers by the 2009 agreement in the 2013 budget. If they were legislators, the funds will be available.
Meanwhile, the strike is biting hard as students have been roaming the streets, lured into criminality and social vices like prostitution, drug trafficking, kidnapping and political thuggery.
Chief Joshua Nwosu, a businessman with three children in the university now at home blamed bad and insensitive leaders for the horrible condition of the education system.“The government just refused to allocate sufficient fund to education despite the abundant financial resources available. Millions of our youths are jobless, yet government is not willing to provide adequate money for educational development. Something drastic must be done to save our education from total collapse. President Jonathan should act fast and be patriotic.”

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Nigerian Customs Online Car Auction Scam: Fraudsters Now Using Facebook To Dupe People

You must have come across several comments on
Facebook about Nigeria Customs auctioning
seized vehicles, please beware don’t fall victim of
this new online scam.
According to sources, Yahoo fraudsters have
ventured into NCS car auction as their latest way of
duping unsuspecting victims.
The fraudsters have gone to the extend of opening
over 37 Facebook accounts with the official logo of
NCS with some of them bearing the photos of
customs Comptroller General, Dikko Abdullahi.
Here are some sample ads currently going viral on
Facebook
Your life time opportunity is here again. The NCS is
currently giving out impounded vehicles at a
cheaper rate, at affordable auction prices. First hand
Tokunbo cars, which have never been used in
Nigeria.
“These cars were seized as a result of illegal
importation into the country. They are readily
available in give-away prices. If you are interested in
buying a first-hand cars(sic) at a very cheaper rate,
contact officer Bayomi Sanusi on 07061874***.’’
Beware! Don’t be their next victim.

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